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Deborah Doane

Director, World Development Movement

Deborah is director at WDM. Since 1996 she has worked on ethical trading, human rights and sustainable development issues, most recently as head of sustainable consumption at WWF-UK. Prior to that, she was director of the CORE Coalition of over 130 NGOs, which achieved groundbreaking changes to UK Company Law to improve governance of social and environmental impacts. Previously, Deborah was head of corporate accountability at the New Economics Foundation, and led the Humanitarian Ombudsman Project for the British Red Cross.
Deborah is a frequent guest lecturer and has published widely on sustainability, human rights and corporate accountability issues. She is on the board of the Fairtrade Foundation, and was a member of the Corporate Responsibility Advisory Group of the Institute of Chartered Accountants of England Wales between 2004 and 2010. She is also a co-founder of Anti-Apathy, which supports people to take creative approaches to social and environmental issues.

Food prices, Hurricane Sandy and Speculation

Aside from facing a few days off the trading floor last week in Wall Street, big banks will be the ones to benefit the most from the impacts of Hurricane Sandy. Wall Street and other financial centres, such as the City of London, have ridden the wave of extreme weather over the past year, including the drought in the US, driving food commodity prices to new heights.
05/11/2012 16:33 GMT

Bankers' Bonuses: The Bigger Problem

With bankers' bonus season in full swing, and thanks to relatively recent European rules, we at least get to see exactly the sort of pay deals being awarded to the top bankers in the City. RBS chief executive Stephen Hester's bonus, which he eventually turned down following public outrage, will be followed by a series of other bonus announcements in the coming weeks.
30/01/2012 23:06 GMT